Deceptive Advertising

SAF promotes fair business practices and encourages entrepreneurship within the floral industry and the U.S. floral marketplace.  SAF supports ethical business practices and promotes efforts to discourage and stop deceptive trade practices within our industry.  These deceptive practices include but are not limited to advertising a misleading location or phone number, misrepresenting fees or charges to consumers, and portraying themselves as a different established business entity through deceit or lack of clarity.

SAF supports and will assist its members to find legislative or regulatory solutions to issues of deceptive trade practices today and in the future.

See below for the list of 29 States Who Have Passed a Deceptive Advertising Bill:

  • Arizona – Title 44, Chapter 9, Article 2, 44-1221
  • California – HB 1581
  • Connecticut – H.B. 5305
  • Delaware – Title 6, Subtitle II, Ch.25, Subch. III
  • Florida – S.B. 672
  • Georgia – S.B. 368
  • Illinois – H.B. 2991
  • Indiana – S.B. 271
  • Iowa – H.J. 1458
  • Kansas – Kansas Statutes 50-626
  • Kentucky – H.B. 246
  • Maine –Title 10, Part 3, Chapter 206-C
  • Maryland – S.B. 10
  • Michigan – H.B. 5500
  • Minnesota – H.F. 3277
  • New Hampshire – S.B. 345
  • New Jersey – P.L. 1997, Ch. 346
  • North Carolina – S.L. 2007-545
  • Ohio – S.B. 173
  • Oklahoma – H.B. 2978
  • Oregon – H.B. 2804
  • Pennsylvania – S.B. 198
  • South Carolina – S. 3685
  • South Dakota – H.B. 1302
  • Tennessee – S.B. 444
  • Texas – S.B. 378, HB 989 (Passed in 2011)
  • Vermont – H.B. 287, Sec. 44
  • Virginia – code 59.1-69
  • Washington – E.S.H.B. 1471

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